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Say Brother; Say Brother History Lesson, A

02/20/1997

A retrospective compilation on four individuals who have made strides for African Americans in politics, education, science and the arts. We profile the late Congress member Mickey Leland, Smith College president Ruth Simmons, inventor and scientist Jan Matzeliger; and legendary dancer and choreographer Katherine Dunham.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Say Brother History Lesson, A
Program Number

2714

Series Description

Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

A retrospective compilation on four individuals who have made strides for African Americans in politics, education, science and the arts. We profile the late Congress member Mickey Leland, Smith College president Ruth Simmons, inventor and scientist Jan Matzeliger; and legendary dancer and choreographer Katherine Dunham.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Say Brother History Lesson, A,” 02/20/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8FD28C861112427B94A71EDB90DB70F6.
MLA: “Say Brother; Say Brother History Lesson, A.” 02/20/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8FD28C861112427B94A71EDB90DB70F6>.
APA: Say Brother; Say Brother History Lesson, A. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8FD28C861112427B94A71EDB90DB70F6
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